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  bp & shell

if you don't already know about this then you should. bp got unlucky with deepwater horizon. shell have been doing this kind of thing for years in nigeria, with the help of the government and the army and leaving a lot more dead bodies en route.

here's a good article about the situation:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell